The 21-year-old singer joined On Air With Ryan Seacrest Thursday morning to announce he’s set to perform at Wango Tango as well as dish some exciting details about his upcoming new album — something he’s been collaborating on with Kanye West.
“I’ve been in the studio with him for the past month or so,” the Biebs dished. “He just pushes you. He definitely wants it to be my way and my direction and he doesn’t want to steal what I want. That’s why artists like to go to him, because he pulls something out of you that other people don’t.”
Unfortunately the album won’t drop for a while. Bieber explains, “I just want to create the best piece of art that I can create, something that’s really near and dear to my heart. I know there’s a lot of stuff that I’ve been going through over the past few years. I just really want to bleed it on this record,” he explained.
“I just want people to know that I’m not playing around, I’m not doing a record that’s cookie-cutter, or doing something that I think people want to hear. I want to do something that I know that I can feel and people are going to feel it through my music.” He continued, “I’m pretty silent about what I’ve been going through, and just growing up in this life is hard. So I want to translate that.”
Hm… Does this mean a song in response to SelGo’s “The Heart Wants What It Wants?”
Not exactly, but Bieber does add, “I think a lot of my inspiration comes from [Selena]. It was a long relationship that created heartbreak and created happiness and a lot of different emotions that I wanted to write about. There’s a lot of that on this album.”
Meanwhile, Bieber has another exciting new gig around the corner: performing on Lip Sync Battle in which he wears eyeliner, a wig and gets crazy like Ozzy Osbourne. Watch the clip below!